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Crowds of fans at a Beitar Jerusalem game. Source: Beitar/Twitter.

Beitar soccer club drops match with Barcelona for refusing to play in Jerusalem

Beitar Jerusalem soccer-club owner Moshe Hogeg said on Thursday that he canceled a friendly match with Barcelona after it refused to play in Jerusalem. “After receiving the contract for signing and being exposed to the...
Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

‘It’s a moment I will never forget,’ says Washington Nationals draft pick Elie Kligman

Jewish baseball history was made for a second time this week when on Tuesday, 18-year-old Elie Kligman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Nevada, was drafted by the Washington Nationals. Kligman, who keeps kosher and will...
Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com.

Chelsea FC to expand sports leadership program for Arab, Jewish children in Israel

The Chelsea Foundation announced on Monday the launch of a new partnership with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and the Israeli Football Association (IFA) to help expand a sports program for Jewish and Arab...
Jacob Steinmetz. Source: Twitter.

Jacob Steinmetz becomes first Orthodox Jew drafted into MLB to play for Arizona

History was made in Major League Baseball on Monday as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, N.Y., in Nassau County on Long Island, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the...
Leah Goldstein. Source: Facebook.

Jewish Canadian becomes first woman to win ultra-distance Race Across America

A Jewish Canadian cyclist became the first woman to win the overall solo division of Race Across America (RAAM), the ultra-distance cycling competition, reported The Times of Israel. Leah Goldstein, 52, crossed the RAAM finish line...
Gwen Goldman standing for the national anthem at a New York Yankees game. Source: New York Yankees/Twitter.

Jewish mom fulfills 60-year-old dream of being bat girl for New York Yankees

A Jewish mom finally got to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees on Monday night 60 years after her request was originally turned down because of her gender, ESPN reported. Gwen Goldman, 70, a...
Eden Blecher (left) and Shelly Bobritzky will be among only nine artistic-duet teams to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021. Credit: Israel Swimming Association/FINA.

TV broadcaster in Spain accuses Israeli swimming duo of cover for ‘genocide’

While two Israeli swimmers took to the podium to await the results in their final qualifying tournament before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, a broadcaster with a TV station in Spain took the opportunity to...
Linoy Ashram. Credit: European Gymnastics (https://www.europeangymnastics.com/).

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold, two silvers at world championship in Italy

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won three medals at the Pesaro Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Italy on Sunday. The 21-year-old took home a gold medal for her individual ball routine, which earned her a score...
Anastasia Gorbenko. Credit: Israel Swimming Association.

Israeli swimmer sets new record with gold-medal win at European swim meet

Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko won Israel’s first-ever gold medal at an Olympic swimming competition on May 22, Haaretz reported. The 17-year-old took home the top honor at the European Aquatics Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Gorbenko came in first...
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija at a practice in December 2020. Credit: The Washington Wizards.

Deni Avdija out for rest of season with ankle injury

On Wednesday night, 2,133 lucky Washington Wizards fans saw their hometown team in person at the Capitol One Arena for the first time this season and for the first time in 407 days. They...